Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

SEE ALSO: TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT (photos, realistic to abstract)

Thursday, March 31, 2016

TESTING THE LIMITS (photomorph) & VACATION AT THE EDGE (on a dream) by Roswila


watching the baby boy my woman friend
adopted roll happily around at the edge
of the lake I become concerned

not only does his nickname, Big Ben,
disturb me (he's rather large and heavy
and this could mark him for life), but he's
already earned a reputation in this lake-
side retreat as at least two over flowing
hands of trouble

my friend says (with motherly frustration
tinged by a barely hidden pride)
that she can't keep that two-piece sun suit
on him, that it'll be off in minutes,
no matter how she secures it

he does seem to have a knack for
opening things, I think, recalling our
neighbor's complaints that he raids
their bungalows, scooting away faster
than they can follow, even with stolen
food or some object in tow

yet this would be no cause for worry
were his biological mother not serving
time in jail for a long series
of escalating crimes

but I begin to warm to this big baby
as he lies next to his new mother,
the down of his blonde hair shining,
his hefty limbs quiet for once,
when my stomach sinks at the thought:
what if it's in his genes?

[on a dream of 3-31-16. Photomorph "Testing the Limits" (8-7-14 015v2a) by Roswila]

PLEASE NOTE: in most browsers you can click on the above image for a larger version. Also, the photo accompanying a post is not necessarily meant to illustrate it, but to reflect some small, even slant aspect of the verse, similar to Japanese haiga (illustrated haiku).

There are many other sorts of posts on this blog. I indicate which are about or influenced by dreams. Some non dream focused posts are book reviews, "regular" poems (some by other writers, as the above is), scifaiku, writing exercises, Tarot haiku, photos, haiga, and so on. However, most of those are in much older posts. There's a listing by month going back to early 2006, at the end of the sidebar.

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until next time, keep dreaming,

[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
**** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”). Roswila's other blog (dedicated to her photos only, i.e. no poetry or other writing; daily post)


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